Ok so lets make a healthy, easy to cook food whilst in the woods. We call this ‘Bushcraft mini Bannock made with BEAR yoyo’s’ (the name needs a little work – ideas on a postcard).
What you will need
A knife to cut with
Some milk powder
a bowl to mix in
a pan to syrup in
a pan to bake on
honey to squirt with
OPTIONAL A man called Ed to cook and build fires
BEAR yoyos are 100% dried fruit rolls. They have loads of fruit per weight so they are great for taking on bushcraft adventures to add flavour and fruit to recipes. Fresh fruit is heavy and we need to be light and on the move in the woods. One little pack of BEAR yoyos provides the same as 160g of fresh fruit (!). It also means you can bake your recipes and keep up with your 5 a day portions. Basically we like BEAR.
Build a fire (or turn on the oven if you are boring – 180 degrees will do)
Chop up some delicious yoyos fresh from the BEAR cave. Add the chopped up yoyos to around a 3/4 a litre of Apple juice in a small pan. Put this on the fire (or stove) and reduce to a syrup. Don’t spill it clumsy.
Ratio is king – you need twice as much flour as you do milk power.
Lets go for 8 small cups of flour and (yes you guessed it) 4 cups of milk powder.
Put the ingredients in the same bowl and add the yoyo and apple syrup. Uncle Ed remarks how its best to make a well in the mixture so the syrup doesn’t go everywhere.
Poke it around with a spoon until its mixed up then get your hands in there.
Add some more chopped up yoyos so the bread will have pieces of fruit as well as the fruity flavour from the syrup. Careful its not too hot.
Make into a dough and pat into a big blob. Ed looks happy with himself – well done Ed.
Poke it around with a spoon until its mixed up then get your hands in there. Add some more chopped up yoyos so the bread will have pieces of fruit as well as the fruity flavour from the syrup. Careful its not too hot. Make into a dough and pat into a big blob. Ed looks happy with himself – well done Ed.
Rip off pawfulls to make into balls. Pat these down so they are roughly the size of a burger and place on a non stick tray in the (now hot) oven. We used a muurikka pan and a massive fire made from wood we found.
Bake for about 20-30 mins turning half way through. Take out and cover in a bit of bee juice (also know as honey). Remember not to gobble too quickly as they may be hot!
Give this recipe a go and let us know how you get on!
We got this grrreat recipe from our friends at the Bushcraft company who love baking with our yoyos. Join BEAR & the Bushcraft team this summer at festivals for a taster or send the cubs to learn the bear essentials of bushcraft on one of their courses in Hyde Park www.thebushcraftcompany.com